719Re: Outside Brace Box Cars?
- Jan 25, 2010Jim,
Thank you, I'll follow Herman's and your lead. Do you happen to remember which Gazette your article appeared in, I have all the issues for the last 2-3 years, if it's earlier than that I'll have to hunt it down.
--- In NCNGRR@yahoogroups.com, Jim Vail <akacoot@...> wrote:
> I built a model of a NCNG outside braced car based on those 2 photos. I
> checked with Herman first and he felt it was the 32 that later had
> outside sheathing added to it - perhaps in a rebuilding. So I lettered
> mine 32. I did an article with a drawing in the Gazette, but now feel
> my model (and my drawing) is about 6 scale inches too tall.
> Jim Vail
> dennisivison wrote:
> > I'm hoping someone can help me with a couple of pictures. They are
> > both in Gerald Best's book Nevada County Narrow Gauge;
> > the bottom photo on page 26 "...a view of Colfax in 1889", and
> > the upper photo on page 61 "...on the Bear River bridge...in 1896".
> > Both of these photos clearly show single sheath (outside braced) box
> > cars, can anyone shed any light on these cars? They appear to be a
> > little larger than their neighboring cars, so I'm assuming they must
> > be Grass Valley built cars in the number range 34-42 and not the
> > Carter Brother cars.
> > I have Herman Darr's Drawings of the Carter Brothers cars (2007
> > Modelers Annual pg.41). I have a photo of #32 (2007 Modelers Annual
> > pg.40, Larry Harrison & Al Phelps photos), so that one is out. I have
> > a photo of #44 (2007 Modelers Annual pg.42, Larry Harrison photo) and
> > that one was built in 1901 anyway, so that leaves us with Numbers
> > 34-36-38-40-42 as possibilities.
> > I'm building the NCNGRR in O-scale, set in late summer 1912, and would
> > like to add these car/cars to my roster. I would greatly appreciate
> > any help anyone could offer.
> > Thank you,
> > Dennis Ivison
> > Garden Grove, CA
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